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How To Connect Research and Startup Communities

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The R&D community and the startup eco-system appear to have shared goals around solving problems via innovative approaches. This has resulted in many R&D organizations establishing outposts in cities with thriving startup cultures to tap into that energy. What are some of the connection points that exist between the world of R&D and the world of Startups?

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Avoiding the Echo Chamber when Building a Research Agenda

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In deciding what research areas to focus on and invest in, it is critical to combat confirmation bias which leads us to collect skewed, self-serving information. Consulting domain experts is often the most employed practice in combating this bias. That, however, comes with its own challenges and is an incomplete approach at best.

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Building a Bridge Across the Research Valley of Death

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In the business of research and development, the valley of death is the place where potentially great science and technology goes to die on the way to the marketplace. I’ve been thinking a lot about how one goes about building a bridge across this valley. Here are some readings I found to be of value and some of my thoughts on this topic.

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How to Work on the Wildly Important while Walking in a Windstorm

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I went from conflating activity and productivity to understanding that time is a finite resource best spent on the disciplined pursuit of the wildly important. It is simple, but not easy. I'll tell you the habits that are working for me and provide pointers to resources I found helpful on this journey so you don't have to waste your time.

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